|Shimon Schocken's rides of hope - TED.com|
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; children; education; leadership; personal growth; sports; storytelling; 2010
|David Hoffman on losing everything - TED.com|
Nine days before TED2008, filmmaker David Hoffman lost almost everything he owned in a fire that destroyed his home, office and 30 years of passionate collecting. He looks back at a life that's been wiped clean in an instant -- and looks forward.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; culture; film; library; personal growth; short talk; storytelling; 2008
|Carl Honore praises slowness - TED.com|
Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; choice; culture; happiness; health; parenting; personal growth; potential; psychology; 2005
|Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle - TED.com|
In today's world, balancing school, work, kids and more, most of us can only hope for the recommended eight hours of sleep. Examining the science behind our body's internal clock, Jessa Gamble reveals the surprising and substantial program of rest we should be observing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; evolution; humanity; personal growth; science; self; 2010
|Annie Lennox: Why I am an HIV/AIDS activist - TED.com|
For the last eight years, pop singer Annie Lennox has devoted the majority of her time to her SING campaign, raising awareness and money to combat HIV/AIDS. She shares the experiences that have inspired her, from working with Nelson Mandela to meeting a little African girl in a desperate situati
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; activism; health; personal growth; 2010
|Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless - TED.com|
Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America's working homeless.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; happiness; life; personal growth; poverty; social change; society; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Neil Pasricha: The 3 A's of awesome - TED.com|
Neil Pasricha's blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life's simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk from TEDxToronto, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that's truly awesome.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxToronto 2010; TED; Talks; book; happiness; life; love; personal growth; psychology; writing; 2010
|Marc Pachter: The art of the interview - TED.com|
Marc Pachter has conducted live interviews with some of the most intriguing characters in recent American history as part of a remarkable series created for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. He reveals the secret to a great interview and shares extraordinary stories of talking with Steve Martin, Clare Booth Luce and more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2008; TED; Talks; art; history; performance; personal growth; 2008
|Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived - TED.com|
Stacey Kramer offers a moving, personal, 3-minute parable that shows how an unwanted experience -- frightening, traumatic, costly -- can turn out to be a priceless gift.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cancer; medicine; personal growth; storytelling; TED2010; 2010
|Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself - TED.com|
After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; personal growth; self; storytelling; success; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
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|Ben Saunders: Why bother leaving the house? - TED.com|
Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.” Saunders’ next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; extreme sports; personal growth; potential; sports; TEDSalon London Fall 2012; 2012
|Ananda Shankar Jayant fights cancer with dance - TED.com|
Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cancer; dance; music; performance; personal growth; storytelling; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice - TED.com|
Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; choice; consumerism; culture; economics; happiness; personal growth; potential; psychology; shopping; 2005
|Ben Saunders skis to the North Pole - TED.com|
Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo ski trek to the North Pole, complete with engaging anecdotes, gorgeous photos and never-before-seen video.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; climate change; culture; exploration; global issues; personal growth; potential; sports; technology; 2005